ACCA South Africa hosts teachers conference
More than 80 delegates from across Africa attended the bi-annual ACCA Teachers Conference which was held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
The conference was aimed at keeping lecturers up to date with the latest technical information which they need to successfully teach ACCA students. It was also designed to give them an insight into ACCA's examinations process and to help strengthen the links between ACCA and lecturers. The event also gave lecturers, who came from as far afield as Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa an opportunity to network with each other and exchange ideas.
Simon Burdett, ACCA Head of Corporate Development Southern Africa, said: "ACCA believes in empowering the lecturers with the skills and knowledge needed to produce the best students' results internationally. Regular interaction between lecturers and examiners is essential and improves success with examinations. Lecturers understand what the examiner requires, and impart the knowledge to the students. We believe that this upholds ACCA's policy of good communication with all stakeholders".
Students were also given the opportunity to meet the examiners on the second day of the conference.
Alongside the conference, a graduation ceremony was held to recognise 27 affiliates - 11 of which came from Swaziland - who graduated from the June and December examination sessions.